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Date Printed: 11/27/2014
Chateau Fombrauge  2005
Chateau Fombrauge 2005
(search item no. 101757)
collectible wine
older vintages

James Suckling rating: 94 points
Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 11/27/2014: $50.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2011 James Suckling rating: 91 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2010 James Suckling rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The vines, on slopes and the base of slopes, mostly have direct southern exposure. The soil-types and topography encompass the three main kinds of terroir at Saint Emilion. Fombrauge is thus able to produce wines of great finesse. The fact that the vineyard lies on several distinct types of terroir adds to its particularity.
My Notes:

Additional wines from Chateau Fombrauge:

  • 2007 (search item no. 103633)
  • 2011 (search item no. 129181)

About Chateau Fombrauge:

The history of Fombrauge realizes the genesis of great wines in St. Emilion.

The acquisition of Fombrauge in March 1999 by Bernard Magrez gave the vintage a boost in terms of product quality by bringing the rigor of expertise.

The heart of an area of 75 hectares, 52 planted to date, is beautifully situated on a limestone plateau. The vineyard possesses the three main soil profiles of Saint-Emilion, producing wines of great finesse.